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Doughnut Economics
by Kate Raworth ~ Paperback / softback
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A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics" 800-CEO-Read "Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs" Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to clima...

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Wool to WETA: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy
by Paul Callaghan ~ Paperback / softback
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Victoria University physicist Paul Callaghan has given a series of public lectures around New Zealand, sponsored by the David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation and the Royal Society of New Zealand, entitled 'Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park'. The lectures have been on the subject of sustainable wea...

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer
by Donella Meadows ~ Paperback

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, "Limits to Growth"--the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet-- Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows' n...

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Hardback
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for la...

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The Prosperity Paradox
by Clayton M Christensen ~ Hardback

Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator's Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and of...

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Global Sustainability
by Mark Lefko ~ Paperback / softback

Smart business leaders care about Sustainability. It's not just good PR-it's good business, and a growing number of leading CEOs are embracing it. Mark Lefko's Global Sustainability examines this vital subject from the perspective of today's most influential business leaders. Global Sustainabili...

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Poor Economics
by Abhijit Banerjee ~ Paperback / softback

Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics , Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall...

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The Age of Stagnation
by Satyajit Das ~ Hardback

The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial marke...

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The Five Stages of Collapse
by Dmitry Orlov ~ Paperback / softback

In the face of political impotence, resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a severe and prolonged recession," to James Howard Kunstler's "l...

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Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles
by Harriet Lamb ~ Paperback / softback

It started very small and full of hope, but its daring campaigns have placed Fairtrade goods at the heart of the supermarket shelves. From bananas and coffee beans to cotton and chocolate, Fairtrade has grown to become an important global movement that has revolutionised the way we shop. As Harriet ...

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Regional Development Banks

The regional development banks (RDBs) are important global institutions but often are overshadowed by more widely studied institutions such as the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the past decade, high profile protests against World Bank, IMF, and World Trade Organization p...

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Development and the Rural-Urban Divide
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First published in 1984. It is widely acknowledged that rural-urban differences and interrelationships play an important role in the development process. Some theorists believe they are a primary cause of continuing poverty in poor nations. This volume of essays summarises and appraises theories of ...

Pre-order - out 13 Apr 2019
Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

Ever since Jim O'Neill at Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICS in 2001 there have been many different assessments of these major emerging economies, with some even proclaiming that the promise of the BRICS (comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is over. However, the so called 'ar...

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Development of Accounting and Auditing Systems in China
by Xu-Dong Ji ~ Paperback / softback

The title was first published in 2001: In 1979, China opened the door to the West and implemented a series of economic reforms that led the accounting system to depart from the Soviet model. This book investigates the development of Chinese accounting in a broad social, economic and cultural environ...

Pre-order - out 30 Sep 2019
Inclusive Innovation

This book discusses the role of inclusive innovation for development in rural India. It uses the evidence of innovation in the context of skewed or limited livelihood options and multiple knowledge systems to argue that if inclusive innovation is to happen, the actors and the nature of the innovatio...

Pre-order - out 10 Sep 2019
In Defense of Globalization
by Jagdish N Bhagwati ~ Paperback / softback

In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalisation, critics have blamed it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations; everything from child labour to environmental degradation and cultural homogenisation. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the c...

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The Fracking Debate
by Daniel Raimi ~ Paperback / softback

Over roughly the past decade, oil and gas production in the United States has surged dramatically--thanks largely to technological advances such as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking." This rapid increase has generated widespread debate, with proponents touting econom...

Pre-order - out 20 Aug 2019
Innovation Commons
by Jason Potts ~ Hardback

Innovation is among the most important topics in understanding economic sustained economic growth. Jason Potts argues that the initial stages of innovation require cooperation under uncertainty and draws from insights on the solving of commons problems to shed light on policies and conditions conduc...

Pre-order - out 30 Sep 2019
Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa
by Atkeyelsh G. M. Persson ~ Hardback

This book examines environmental sustainability and inclusive economic growth, providing in-depth analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) in large-scale agriculture in Ethiopia. In most African states, arable land and other natural resources play a pivotal role for economic growth and devel...

Pre-order - out 23 May 2019
The 360 Degrees Corporation
by Sarah Kaplan ~ Hardback

Companies are increasingly facing intense pressures to address stakeholder demands from every direction: consumers want socially responsible products; employees want meaningful work; investors now screen on environmental, social and governance criteria; "clicktivists" create social media storms over...

Pre-order - out 3 Sep 2019
Annual Report on The Development of China's Special Economic Zones...

This Report objectively reflects the whole year's progress of politics, economy, society, culture, system, environment, innovation and reform as well as the problems, challenges and countermeasures in traditional special economic zones and new special economic zones. It makes analysis of China's Spe...

Pre-order - out 27 Jun 2019
Embedding Space in African Society

This book provides a detailed insight into how space and its applications are embedded, and can be further embedded, into African society in support of the SDGs, while taking into account the specific features, needs, and diversity of that society. Contributions drawn from across the continent and f...

Pre-order - out 12 Apr 2019
Structural Change in Africa
by Carlos Lopes ~ Hardback

Debates on African development continue to downplay the achievement of the continent: economic achievements are diminished and the perception of a conflict prone continent continues. Many of the policy prescriptions externally imposed on African countries have done little to transform the continent ...

Pre-order - out 24 Jul 2019
Manufacturing and Jobs in South Asia

This book analyzes the structural factors that underlie the persistent mass poverty and extreme inequality in South Asian countries. It highlights the fact that the supposed trade-off between output growth and job creation is a false dilemma. Growth can create jobs, and jobs can drive growth, mutual...

Pre-order - out 19 Sep 2019
Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-fund Managers, DIY Doctors and the...
by Abhijit Banerjee ~ Paperback / softback
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Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in the Indian state of Maharashtra spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? In this book, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show why ...

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The Economy
by The Core Team ~ Paperback / softback
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The only introductory economics text to equip students to address today's pressing problems by mastering the conceptual and quantitative tools of contemporary economics. OUP has partnered with the international collaborative project of CORE researchers and teachers to bring students a book and learn...

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Finland-India Business Opportunities
by Ajeet N Mathur ~ Hardback

This book is about promising collaborative avenues for connecting Finland and India with value propositions for enterprises, consumers and investors worldwide. The book covers institutional and cultural differences and explains the logic of business systems, entry modes, and managerial styles in bot...

Pre-order - out 17 Jun 2019
Agricultural Reform in Rwanda
by Chris Huggins ~ Paperback / softback

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative has been an ambitious programme of agricultural reform, involving private firms, NGO...

Pre-order - out 15 Apr 2019
China's Invisible Crisis
by Scott Rozelle ~ Hardback

Every year, 40,000 factories shut down across China. The country's economy has been built on the back of unskilled labour and now that wages are rising, jobs are moving elsewhere. In recent decades there has been a huge investment in infrastructure, but today there is almost nothing left to build. ...

Pre-order - out 6 Jun 2019
The Art of Economic Catch-Up
by Keun Lee ~ Hardback

In his previous Schumpeter Prize-winning work, Lee analysed the 'middle-income trap', in which a developing country grows strongly only to plateau at a certain point. Yet certain developing countries, most significantly China, have managed to escape this trap. Building on the conception of the ladde...

Pre-order - out 30 Apr 2019
Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

Business retention and expansion (BRE) is regarded as the most practical and accessible method for economic development at the city, town, or neighborhood scale. This comprehensive volume centers on the belief that BRE is the top responsibility for a community economic development official. BRE is a...

Pre-order - out 8 Apr 2019
Key Thinkers on Development
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Since its publication in 2006 as Fifty Key Thinkers on Development, this invaluable reference has established itself as the leading biographical handbook in its field, providing a concise and accessible introduction to the lives and key contributions of development thinkers from across the ideologic...

Pre-order - out 7 May 2019
Making Sustainability Work
by Adriana Rejc Buhovac ~ Hardback

Most companies today have some commitment to corporate social responsibility, but implementing these initiatives can be particularly challenging. While a lot has been written on ethical and strategic factors, there is still a dearth of information on the practical nuts and bolts. And whereas with mo...

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China's Great Economic Transformation
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This landmark study provides an integrated analysis of China's unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. The authors combine deep China expertise with broad disciplinary knowledge to explain China's remarkable combination of high-speed growth and deeply flawed institutions. Their work expo...

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Globalisation, Economic Development & the Role of the State
by Ha-Joon Chang ~ Paperback / softback

The role of the state continues to be a key debate in economics and development studies. Dr ha-Joon Chang has been one of the leading voices questioning the axiomatic wisdom of what is called the Washington Consensus "free market" view that the role of the state should be minimized. In this collecti...

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Housing Reform and China's Real Estate Industry
by Pengfei Ni ~ Hardback

This book provides an in-depth analysis of China's housing system and real-estate industry .The author weaves together the different elements of the real estate industry into a logically coherent whole, in which the relationship between the real-estate industry and the macroeconomy sets the backgrou...

Pre-order - out 22 Apr 2019
Internal Migration, Urbanization and Poverty in Asia: Dynamics and...

This book is Open Access under a CC BY license. This volume offers an essential resource for economic policymakers as well as students of development economics focusing on the interrelationships of migration, urbanization and poverty in Asia. The continent's recent demographic transitions and rural-...

Pre-order - out 9 Apr 2019
Non-Renewable Resources and Disequilibrium Macrodynamics
by Robert Marks ~ Paperback / softback

This study, first published in 1979, continues by examining the question of whether a competitive economy can efficiently allocate a stock of non-renewable natural resources through time. Long-run analyses of competitive economies with such resources have concluded that, without perfect foresight or...

Pre-order - out 30 Apr 2019
Advances in the Economics of Religion
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This edited collection brings together expertise from around the globe to overview and debate key concepts and concerns in the economics of religion. While the economics of religion is a relatively new field of research in economics, economists have made and continue to make important contributions ...

Pre-order - out 20 Dec 2019
World Market Price of Oil
by Nazim Hajiyev ~ Paperback / softback

This book develops new econometric models to analyze and forecast the world market price of oil. The authors construct ARIMA and Trend models to forecast oil prices, taking into consideration outside factors such as political turmoil and solar activity on the price of oil. Incorporating historical a...

Pre-order - out 19 Apr 2019